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  1. Breeding and Breeders
    Hey Everyone, I've had Dobermanns since I was a kid and have loved the breed my whole life. I have always wanted to become a breeder to better the breed and produce Europe Line Dobies geared towards protection. After doing immense research, I have come to see that the breed is infested with...
  2. Breeding and Breeders
    Hello all, My quest for a dobe continues and I appreciate all the advice and knowledge that is shared in this group. I recently was able to get in contact with a breeder who seems reputable. Dream-Catcher Dobermans out of Indiana. The breeder does health testing and shows dogs for...
  3. New member introduction
    Hi everyone! About a year ago, I adopted a dog from a rescue that pulls dogs out of SC shelters and brings them north. The SC shelter said he was a wolfhound mix. We did a DNA test on him and it turns out he is a Doberman Goldendoodle mix (50/25/25). I’m not here to discuss doodle mixes, I know...
  4. Doberman Health
    Well, it happened. I thought we'd escaped it - her mother dropped and never woke up before the age of 6 - but Ripley seems to have DCM. I'm going to start a thread here to keep things straight in an easy to access (and publicly visible) place. I am going to try to remain unbiased in this...
  5. Doberman Related Chat
    I've been researching hard for many weeks following the loss of our adored previous dog and conclude a Doberman would be perfect for us. I've cuddled a few this week that friends own during my research and picked their owners' brains and have had lengthy chats with 3 breeders that sound amazing...
  6. Doberman Health
    Hey there, I've been worrying like crazy ever since my breeder told me that his bitch (my dog's mom) had passed away due to symptoms similar to DCM. Namely, she had been genetically tested only a couple of months ago and the tests showed that she was DCM-free. However, only a couple of months...
  7. Doberman Health
    Hello! I am trying to find a good American show line Doberman breeder, but it has really been a task. I have not shown or personally owned Doberman’s before, so I’ve found it to be very difficult to find a breeder willing to let me purchase a puppy from them. I know that I should be looking for...
  8. Doberman Health
    Please take the survey titled "Health concern on grain-free pet food". Your feedback is important! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SC6HLFZ
  9. Doberman Health
    Hello-- I am curious what you all are feeding your dobes; brands included please! I have spent way too many hours of my life researching dog food and nutrients and supplements and everything of the sort- and just as I am feeling confident in my dogs diet, I read about the DCM study and the...
  10. Doberman Health
    Here is a professionally produced documentary that delves deeply into DCM, with extended interviews at University of Munich. I was shocked to learn that as many as 58% of all Dobermans die from DCM and that breeders are doing essentially nothing to stop it. This video is well worth watching, for...
  11. Doberman Health
    This came up on my news feed, so I decided to read it. Roxie, my 6yo Doberman is allergic to wheat, so I feed her other grains. I also know that DCM can be a problem for Dobermans in particular.... :frown3...
  12. New member introduction
    my name is Cristin and I've been a doberman lover since I was 7 years old and watched the Doberman Gang. I was hooked. I didn't get my first doberman until almost 20 years later. My first Dobe, Aden, was everything I could have asked for. Unfortunately she was diagnosed with Occult DCM at 8...
  13. Doberman Health
    Dcm MODERATOR NOTE: WE HAVE THREE THREADS ON THIS SAME TOPIC - THE STUDY BELOW. SORRY FOR ANY CONFUSION, BUT I'VE MERGED ALL THREE THREADS TO KEEP THE DISCUSSION TO ONE SINGLE THREAD. THANKS FOR YOUR COOPERATION! Thoughts? An update on the genetic status of the Doberman Pinscher - The...
  14. Doberman Health
    Hi everyone, I apologize, I do not have a Doberman, but last night our sweet girl was unexpectedly diagnosed with DCM and through my internet research, I came across this board and I really hoped to speak with others who have / or are currently going through this. Zoey is almost 9, she's a lab...
  15. Doberman Health
    Hi everyone I am heartbroken that we just lost our precious Scarlet last Friday after a short stay in the ICU. The day before we left on vacation I noticed a bit of wheezing when she was sleeping but thought, oh change in season, maybe allergies, wait has she always done that? I was doing...
  16. Doberman Health
    Hi Everyone, Firstly I have been reading a few threads over the last couple of days before I wrote this and have to say, I haven’t made it through a single one without crying. Partly because I can relate to what I am reading and partly because I know it’s what is yet to come for me and my...
  17. Doberman Health
    I just found this group, wanted you to know what happened to my beautiful 4 year old red doberman. She was panting hard the end of August, and I was worried about DCM, so I listened to her heart. One of the heart sounds was slurred, so I immediately took her to the vet. They found her heart...
  18. Puppy Corner
    Hi~ We are a family of 4 and considering a Doberman as a family pet, so we are completely new and naive to the breed. I just started researching the breed last week and DCM is scaring me :-( It would be tragic to have to experience this (as for anyone) especially for my 2 young boys (ages...
  19. Doberman Health
    Hello all! I am happy to be joining this forum as I have to say, it has helped me a great deal in decision making and coping over the last couple of weeks. My girl, India, 9 years old, went in for her yearly exam in June this year, of which she was fine, and on October 8, 2013 she went in for...
  20. Doberman Health
    Hi, My dobie was diagnosed with DCM last November (CHF, echo/etc) when she was 10 years old. We got lucky as she responded to medications well and She was fairly stable since February and enjoys walks and moderate play activities. Other then severe weight loss she is in a very good shape. Holter...
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